National Park Service Admits Comments About Hydraulic Fracturing are Wrong
In a letter sent to Director Jarvis on September 06, 2013, Bishop noted that the NPS's comments to the BLM were inconsistent with the policy on Integrity of Scientific and Scholarly Activities. Bishop also raised several other concerns in the letter that were addressed by Director Jarvis in his response letter.
"It concerns me that the National Park Service attempted to pass off unsubstantiated information as ‘science'. This thinly veiled attempt to vilify energy production and hydraulic fracturing on our public lands illustrates a shared agenda between the Administration and anti-energy special interest groups. I'm pleased that Director Jarvis will rescind the comments and hope that, moving forward, the NPS will direct their efforts toward promoting the responsible use of our diverse lands and resources and away from misleading the American people," said Congressman Bishop.